In Summary
  • According to a survey conducted by IllicitEncounters.com, a dating website for married people with over 10,000 profiles in UK, lonely but married women are more likely to cheat.
  • According to Munyua, the risk here is that heavy social media users are more prone to turning their online engagements into flirtations
  •  A partner who has been suddenly distanced from their mate – for example by their getting a job abroad – may be more vulnerable to cheating.

Cheating ranks high in the list of causes of break ups in relationships and divorces in marriages. In most break ups and divorces, though, there are always tell-tale signs that a partner is a potential cheat way before they have even strayed. Today, we take a look at the types of partners who are more likely to cheat.

THE LONELY WIFE:

According to a survey conducted by IllicitEncounters.com, a dating website for married people with over 10,000 profiles in UK, lonely but married women are more likely to cheat.

“Your typical cheating woman is not driven by arrogance, ego or lust. They are driven by a sense of loneliness thanks to a lack of satisfaction in her marriage,” reported the survey’s author Christian Grant. “This loneliness is further compounded for housewives who potentially spend hours alone, only to further be neglected when their husbands come home.”

This view is echoed by Nairobi-based psychologist Ken Munyua who observes that irrespective of whether they are financially satisfied, their lack of regular companionship and physical and emotional attention will spur an affair. “Due to their lack of companionship, they might take advantage of their partners’ absence and cheat,” he says.

THE LOW-INCOME WOMAN:

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